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Rebuilding of primary rig.

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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Ok,

my RMA'd Asus P5Q came back to me.
Actually it is a different board, by serial number.
It also has the newest bios.

I put back my my cards and ram.

I put in my freezone elite water cooler.

All this in my cooler-master HAF case.

My cpu's are all under 30C@ idle.
My coolant is @ 23C
(This with room temp of 88F)
You see, water coolings major advantage comes in load cooling, not so much idle cooling.
(stock cooling@idle is high 30's to low 40's for reference).

I am soon to be over-clocking her, nothing big, just to 3.5 or 3.6 gig.

[edit on 8/26/2009 by mrmonsoon]




posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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nice,
I bought the P5Q3 Deluxe.
Its a nice board, but i had to replace it on RA too, ram slot was faulty
then, my 4BG of Corrsair was faulty.
Grrr.

What you running?
I'm

Radeon HD4870
2TB Sata
4GB 1600mhz Corrsair
Creative XiFi Gamer Sound Card
Intel Quad Core 2.6ghz
24' BenQ HDMI Lcd
5.1 Creative Speakers



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I bought the P5Q3 Deluxe.
Its a nice board, but i had to replace it on RA too, ram slot was faulty
then, my 4BG of Corrsair was faulty.
Grrr.


When I built my new machine a few months ago I had the same issue; Bad RAM slot on the board as well as a stick of bad RAM.

I have an EVGA nForce 750i
4 Gigs of Muskin DDR2 1066

Ever since RMA on both items my machine has been great (other than Vista hogging 50% of my memory when idle)



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Cooler master HAF case
Asus P5Q
Intel 9650 processor
ballistics' ram (no, I did not but it for the stupid lights, it was $50USD for 4 gigs with timing @ 4,4,4,4,12-thats tight for DDR-2 800)
Nvidia 8800GT (factory oc'd)
Samsung 2232 GW
X-fi sound card
Sound system is LG-lhb953, with mosnster cable wire and gold plated monster end links
Antec true control 550 PSU.
cooIT freezone elite water-cooling for the cpu(idles@29C, idle =online, in chat, music playing, reading from ATS, downloading stuff....

I am waiting for my new dvd of hellgate london, to...um...stress test the rig, yeah, thats it, testing......

OH, running windows 7

OS optimized by me.







[edit on 8/27/2009 by mrmonsoon]

[edit on 8/27/2009 by mrmonsoon]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:49 AM
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Dude, you SSOOO need windows 7 when it comes out to general public!!!!!

I am using 24% ram @ idle (online, chat,music playing,downloading...)



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
reply to post by Anjin
 


Dude, you SSOOO need windows 7 when it comes out to general public!!!!!

I am using 24% ram @ idle (online, chat,music playing,downloading...)


I cannot wait to get it. I should have stayed with XP when building my machine but hey, lesson learned with Vista


Glad your rig is working out



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Ok, I finally got my new copy of hellgate london.
(:pbjtime


I game in direct x 9 (dx10 is just a bit too hard on my vid card) with everything maxed out.

After an hour or so of gaming, none of the cores (4) went up to even 40C
(I had logging on)

Now thats a great gaming temp.

Like I have said before, water cooling is not for idle temps, it is for load temps.




posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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I pondered over water cooling,
But I dunno.. im not into overclocking or cooking.
To be honest, I play a game for say, 30minutes and im bored.

plus the idea of water running through my $2000 system just doesnt sit right.
Hey even a waterbed leaks! ;o)

play battlefield much?

Im running Vista, Its ok, I find i can install it one day its great, but i install it the next its chunky and full of various issues.

I dont bother with the updates, thats just asking for trouble, although im hearing a lot of reports on 7 being problematic.



Its a pitty todays games dont run on 3.1 or 'quick menu', now THAT was a system



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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well , after running a game on maxed everything, the cpu temps never hit 40C, thats what water cooling will do for you.

Water isn't for impressive idle temps, it is for impressive load temps.
(A 9650 processor @3 gigs gaming for 1 hour and under 40C, YEAH!)

Also, I have found win 7 to be extremely stable.

[edit on 8/31/2009 by mrmonsoon]



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